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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Sandstone Ampitheatre on 1990-07-04 (July 4, 1990)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: July 4, 1990 (check for other copies)
Venue: Sandstone Ampitheatre
Location: Bonner Springs, KS

Source: SBD> Dat> Cassette Master
Lineage: Cassette Master> ART DIO (24bit/96k)> Sound Forge 7> CD> EAC> SHN; SHN Conversion By Charlie Miller
Keywords: Live concert


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Cold Rain & Snow, Walkin' Blues, Mississippi Half Step, Queen Jane Approximately, Loose Lucy, It's All Over Now, Loser, Promised Land Victim Or The Crime, Foolish Heart, A Little Light, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues

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SBD> Dat> Cassette Master; Transfer: Cassette Master> ART DIO (24bit/96k)> Sound Forge 7> CD> EAC> SHN; SHN Conversion By Charlie Miller

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Average Rating: 4.17 out of 5 stars4.17 out of 5 stars4.17 out of 5 stars4.17 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: sailorsaint71 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 26, 2013
Subject: sounds great
i love these 90 boards i think people forget how tape trading was before computers and gregulator i thought the knickbocker shows were not released until after jerry died.we are spoiled with this website i love it but people are getting mean in their reviews now. what's up with that?
Reviewer: brentmydland7990 - - July 10, 2012
Subject: I smell alot of Bobby cheese
'specially coming from the prick below me....Cheeseball
Reviewer: wdman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 12, 2009
Subject: no cheese here
Bob weir cheese? where do I get some? Every band, organization, or any type of group needs a leader to be successful and it just so happens nobody else stood up to the plate. Bob was the one keeping everyone else in line and on cue. His setlists, his lead, his intro's. But oh, the Grateful Dead weren't really that good huh? Don't get me wrong, they were all great musicians but without something sturdy to stand on, it's just jello puddin'. If you think its cheesy, then don't listen and don't comment, didn't your mom teach you that? punk...
Reviewer: gregulator - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 30, 2009
Subject: brent is worth it for sure.
someone mentioned that writing a review around brent meant that they weren't a real head. Yeah right. The brent/jerry combo is what kept the bob weir cheese in check, all those years. There literally was not a 'leader' in the band( maybe it was phil as he really always been the leader of the grateful dead through all the years). This show shines in the second set because weir wasn't allowed to sing any songs in the solid psychadelic night on the 4th. Lets face it, the band thought so as well, and that is why "dosin at the knick' was released showcasing brent at the knickerbocker arena shows spring 90. After brent died Jerry was forced into more of a leader role which i believe he dreaded. He didn't want to be the leader. So Bobby took over(in his mind) and his cheese was acceptable now that brent wasn't there to lay the smack down on his ass and keep him in check. Weir and vince took the grateful dead levels of cheese to a whole new level of sold out sound and behavior, as well as new song formation and choices,between the two of them. If I were Garcia, I eventually would have used again, as well, to put myself into a coma like state to deal with the direction that the band was goin in. Don't blame jerry. And when Brent died, it really was the beginning of the end.
as for the show, 5 stars. lots of brent and jerry, very little Bob. perfect. Every show from spring 88 through the end of summer 90 is a MUST HAVE.
Reviewer: gruUbic - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 4, 2008
Subject: Date: July 4, 1990
women! (smarter)
men...
everyone!

LISTEN!

This is a very nice friggin tape...lil' cloudy but real fun....

do it!
if u know whats the deal...
today:
4
July
2008

18 yrs AGO

Who lives where?
B/c east coasters love this show...for late in life...joy -- think about '90 and get on the vibe --- this is a really good show

THAT's why...mics do skip out a couple times on this on...but they played masterfully...forget the conveance...magic.

Can U remember?
They were still playing their GUTS out in this one...the boys ------->
right on, Bobby...

FUN

I aint comparing this to any OTHER show than what it is...
3>4>>>>4+
what is a 4+?
itz a five...right?
what a night...

u know
this is a good one...

EXACTLY 18 years ago...
2 night
-->
funtimes
Reviewer: Drumheadz - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 21, 2008
Subject: 100 degrees +
Probably the hottest show I attended!
And the music was real good too!
Where else could you melt into one big giant humid sweaty trippin organism that bounced along with the music. If you didn't dose and you were in this crowd you probably were trippin by the end of the show. Just by contact alone. I love this Scarlet-Fire... One of the best I saw. The parking lot was like a war zone after the show... Not as much as Cedar Rapids 84 but there were still a lot of fireworks everywhere.
Reviewer: Harry Scott - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 12, 2007
Subject: from the spoiler
Hotter than blazes/Jerry comes out in shorts/the wife and I find a tiny space to stand in front of a taper/ we have a bit of conversation with him between songs/eventually we give him our address and ask him to send us a tape/show over, and ask him what he thought/he says, "great show except for the people who came and stood right in front of me"/never got a tape/wonder why
Reviewer: drumsmith - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 14, 2007
Subject: Interesting First Set Fact
I find it interesting that all of the Bobby songs in the first set are covers! Sandstone is a lovely venue. It is an unusual amphitheatre in that there is no roof over the seats.

Securty was a little harsh that day. I distinctly remember waiting to go in while a security guard made a mom with baby in arms dump out the baby's formula - no outside liquids allowed!

The US Blues encore was expected, perhaps too expected, but was welcome nonetheless. Billy really nailed the Fire down. His right foot made us all dance. Very good show, the start of a summer of stadiums for me, all the way to Foxboro.
Reviewer: HALFADAY RAY - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 3, 2007
Subject: the music never stopped,,,
yes,, this is the show,,that change peaple,,it was one of the best show,s, ive, seen,,an i see many over the year,s i was 45 year,s old an my old lady just left me,, so off to the show i go,, i hitch hike 1.500 miles one way, to get there,, an wen i did i new this was it,,the hippy family ,s wre just so munch fun that afternoon,, scored some frog acid an man,, dylan,, was grate with, all along watch tower,, the fence came down,, an 90,00 hippy,s were free to party,, i got up close to jerry,, an he did look a little down,, but the boys, gave him he,s peace, an let him be,,, box of rain,, wow,, just open my heart,,the feeling at the show was just amazing,, it was a fun time i think for all only bad thing was the music,, was way off at some points.. all, an all a grate show i think,,, peace an sunshine,,
Reviewer: solar7 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - July 6, 2007
Subject: Mamma's cookin'
I don't know how hot it was, but it was fun! I offered to take my mom and dad to the show. My dad would have nothing of the sort. So I gave his ticket to my brother, we loaded up the Happy Van with my heads and mom, drove down from Des Moines, met friends and cold beers in the lot, and had a "real good time!" My mom was all giggly with the youth. The eternal archetypal mother, she spent most of the show holding other folks' babies, wrapped in flags and dancing. The ride home was also eternal. What a trip! This was the beginning of the end for me, though. After the summer and fall tours, I hit Europe for a year. After that, there was no more tours, as nothing could approach the intimacy and venues of Europe!
Reviewer: j.kappenman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 5, 2007
Subject: first show
It was my first show and went with my best freind who is no longer alive. The heat was unbearable but did mot mind. I thought it was an awsome show and only wished that I had not taken the two hits of acid, as it made remembering the songs I heard ridiculous. I made a vow never to again get that screwed up at a show. The humidity was ridiculous and there was no shade. I could not beleive that people in the audience would fire off fireworks that went back on the people behind them. I thought the song mix was great with new ones mixed with old ones and the us blues encore was a great topper. I was definately hooked on there live shows after that, their albums were nice but you could not beat a live show for pure fun and energy. The audience on a whole was very polite to every one.
Reviewer: B Dylan - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 20, 2007
Subject: Kansas jam!
Was a really hot show,pun intended. We got to the hotel in the afternoon and headed straight for the parking lot. Topless girls selling imports out of their cooler for $1, had to sell them all before they could go to the show, that's the fun of being a deadhead. One in our group didn't have a tix, and like a miracle, she looked down on the ground and there was a tix. The Wheel lasted so long we had to stop dancing and rest twice during the song, and that was with some help from the fungi. One of my fondest show memories, but the next year they played two nights and it wasn't so hot, plus Hornsby sat in for both shows.
Reviewer: majordomo - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 19, 2006
Subject: ace up the sleeve
actually not bad. first set has solid energy---would have liked to have seen a loser in the great state of kansas! should have got off my ass and gone west here instead of waiting for the tour to hit raleigh and dc but i guess after 6 years of regular touring i was taking it easy--after 25 years jerry must have been like oh shit ANOTHER tour-what price to i have to pay to get out of going through all these things twice? second set is too front loaded with material of dubious significance and jerry is mixed out of the fire. as became increasingly typical the rest of the band covered for him admirably--although i do agree that 88-91 were mostly worth traveling for. i never did quite recover from the pit @ the starlight theatre 5 years previous. yep,our folks were worried we were going to get kidnapped by perverts or get an apple with a razor blade but we were out at the grateful dead with a head full of purple gel, changing overnite!
Reviewer: lobster12 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - September 11, 2006
Subject: where's Bob
with 1990 being so awesome this show is 3 stars. Not bad at all but nothing compared to other gigs during this time. Also, anyone know why Weir has only 2 songs in that long second set?
Reviewer: johnnycomelately - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 10, 2006
Subject: condensed
the heat fits
reduced desert feel
atomic jest
quivering chord
thirsting heart
steam

listening to the dead via a 'hyperreal' stream: 'a real good time'

"Abstraction today is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth, it is the map that precedes the territory - precession of simulacra - it is the map that engenders the territory and if we were to revive the fable today, it would be the territory whose shreds are slowly rotting across the map. It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges subsist here and there, in the deserts which are no longer those of the Empire, but our own. The desert of the real itself." -Jean Baudrillard
Reviewer: Duanebase - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 5, 2006
Subject: don't get it
i can't see how anyone could give this show a mediocre review. this show absolutely sparkles with energy. the entire second set is just incredible.
judge for yourself.
Reviewer: chinacatrider - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 29, 2006
Subject: yes, BRENT
Brent on this tour was SMOKING. Check him out on Foolish Heart from this same tour, 7/12/90 at RFK stadium (also GDTRFB from Omni 4/3/90). Brent may not have been the greatest songwriter but he rocked on keyboard. As for this show, it was HOT in Kansas and the crowd was sweet. I believe it was their first time at that venue and the locals were truly a great crowd. Once the sun went down they played Stella Blue to a crystal clear, deep dark blue sky with the stars just starting to shine. One of my greatest memories of how the Dead played to the weather... What a blast. Four stars because the sound quality is nice, and Brent rocks on Foolish Heart at this show, too.
Reviewer: jensenbeachjohnny - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - January 22, 2006
Subject: brent made the day?
I've never seen or heard a review entirely devoted to brent. Cant be a real head. BRENT?
Reviewer: dmilks - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 17, 2006
Subject: 7-4-90
Although this show has some enjoyable spurts, you can tell that the band is overheated and not quite firing on all cylinders. The Cold Rain opener is nice sarcasm though.

The matrix mics ended up right near some security guard who you can hear ushering people on their way thru portions of the show. Slightly annoying, although I am throwing out the 3 stars purely for performance, which is pretty lacking.

The 6-24-91 and 6-25-91 shows here, on the other hand, were KILLER IMHO.
Reviewer: matsofatso - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 12, 2006
Subject: My First Dead Show
This show literaly changed my life. I went from a shy 15 year old kid, to a shy 15 year old kid with his mind blown. I went with my dad, his girlfriend and my brother. I simply couldn't believe that that community existed. The only song I knew at the time was Scarlet/Fire.. but comparing it to Dead shoes I saw later, this one had tremendous energy and the people dancing in the Phil Zone, were amazing. I'd never seen so much energy in one place.
Reviewer: thor630 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 23, 2005
Subject: 4th of July in KC!
Man did we rage at this one! The KC Crew was out in force. Took my mom and my lil' sis, 11 at the time to this amazing show. Loose Lucy can't be beat, Scarlet-Fire was top notch boogie time pholks. Really enjoyed this hot, 103 degree weather show! One of their all time finest... D of KC
Reviewer: head_attorney - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 11, 2005
Subject: Brent made the day
This was the last time I saw Brent before his death. The show flat out rocked - Brent was really ON! the earth shook and the sky changed color with his performance on Scarlet. I recall the heat was unbearable but there were garden hoses and mud slides. Couldn't tell if the asphalt in the parking lot was really melting or if it was just me...
Reviewer: nyc oldie - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 28, 2005
Subject: 4th of July novelty
I attended this show and it was ok. However, it was around 105 degrees at showtime. Since the stage faced west, it didnt help much. Jerry in shorts, wiping his guitar neck repeatedly. Short first set, then weir says they will come back when it cools off. Mud.

2nd set wasnt much better.

However, the fireworks show/war in the parking lot afterwards was a specticle. Absolute panic, 30 year olds acting like immature 13 years old.
Reviewer: markabes - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 23, 2005
Subject: Hot 4th of July
Althought the weather was hotter then the band, I remember laughing to ourselves as the band pulled out the "Cold Rain" opener during unbearable heat that day (as opposed to something more obvious, such as Jackstraw, regardless of rotation). Not a bad set 1 from Jerry especially given the conditions, Strong 1/2 step and the still fresh Loose Lucy. Set 2 wsa slow with the "new" tunes, until the Scarlet Fire that were very well played. One of my favorite Jams from Scarlet into Fire with the Midi raging hard of some kind of horn sound, and a strong finish to the more appropriate Fire. Well played out of space, good Stella in particular ,and the Holiday acknowledgement US Blues to send us home. Almost got arrested when we were walkign through the center of the football stadium at 5:00 a.m. but that is another story...
Reviewer: pctphotog - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 3, 2004
Subject: almost 5
This is a smoking show plain and simple....the unusual slot for the Scarlet>Fire is especialy nice.

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